Natural Gas and Electricity News

February 24, 2020

Let’s start out with a piece of long term advice. DON’T EVER LET ANYONE TALK YOU OUT OF LEAVING NOPEC FOR GAS OR ELECTRICITY. You’ll be asking for trouble and sooner or later you’ll be calling for help on how to get out of your bad decision to leave NOPEC. It’s true, someone on occasion has a better deal but at the end of that contract they have methods to get back the money you saved and more!
If you don’t have NOPEC call 1-855-667-3201. But be aware that if you are with a for profit company NOPEC will not be able to take you until you cancel the for profit company you’re with and then be sent back to Dominion. Also, the chances of someone calling you, or knocking at your door or receiving an offer in the mail, are 99 times out of 100 that you’ll lose money either in the short term or the long run!!
Now the numbers. Natural gas rates have been going down! The rate on your January bill should have been no higher than $2.69 and no higher than $2.37 on your February bill. And no higher than $2.09 on your March bill.
If you see a NOPEC rate of $3.42 on your gas bill this winter it means that you didn’t call NOPEC when you received the “opt out” letter in the fall. Call NOPEC at 1-855-667-3201 and tell them you want the variable rate. Do that immediately!
If you EVER see the letters MVR (Monthly Variable Rate) on your gas bill it means that you have fallen into the clutches of evil people. Call Dominion immediately at 1-800-362-7557 and tell them you want to be a “permanent SCO customer!” And don’t let them tell you that you have to call the supplier you’re with to cancel the MVR. BE FIRM! If necessary ask to speak with a Dominion supervisor!!!!! Don’t take NO for an answer.
As to electricity, everyone should have NOPEC’s variable rate which is below 5 cents per kilowatt hour.

Finally, when in doubt, always call Ted with questions. 440-526-2499.

The opinions expressed in this advisory are solely those of Ted Lux and are not endorsed by the Mayor or City Council of the City of Brecksville.